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Partners in Let's Move! Museums & Gardens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has partnered with the following organizations:

Founding Partners

Association of Children's Museums logo Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
"Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them. The interactive learning at children's museums motivates children to try new experiences with their families and reinforces positive behaviors and messages that can lead to lifelong healthy habits. The Association of Children’s Museums is pleased to bring its network of more than 300 museums to this important initiative."

 

-- Janet Rice Elman, Executive Director
American Public Gardens Association logo American Public Gardens Association (APGA)

"APGA’s 500+ member gardens connect families to nature, share where their food comes from, and promote why this is so important. Opportunities to learn about growing and preparing healthy foods, and providing places for families to disconnect from digital distraction and physically connect with plants and the greater world are part of what APGA and Let’s Move! are all about. We’re “naturally” and proudly connected!”

-- D. Casey Sclar, Executive Director

AAM logo American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
"Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens is a terrific example of the role that museums can play in addressing societal challenges and devising strategies to shape a better tomorrow."

 

-- Ford W. Bell, President

 

Partners

Association of African American Museums logo Association of African American Museums (AAAM)
"The Association of African American Museums and its members are pleased to join First Lady Michelle Obama and the museum and garden communities in this important health initiative of encouraging young people to make healthier food choices and become more physically active in their daily routines."

 

-- Kathe Hambrick-Jackson, President

Association of Science-Technology Centers logo

 

Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)
"The Association of Art Museum Directors is thrilled to be a part of Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens. This innovative and necessary initiative is one of many ways that museums can help forge a healthier and stronger future for America’s youth and create positive change in their communities." 

 -- Christine Anagnos, Executive Director
American Association for State and Local History logo American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
"The American Association for State and Local History is delighted to be a part of this innovative and important program targeted at improving the health and well being of America’s youth. Who knows—maybe with the nation working together for a healthier America, some day in the future health care might not be rated the number one public concern for future senior citizens!"

 

-- Terry Davis, President and CEO
Center for the Future of Museums logo Center for the Future of Museums (CFM)
"The Center for the Future of Museums is very excited to partner with IMLS on Let’s Move! Museums. The trends of increasing obesity and decreasing physical activity threaten to make today’s children the first American generation with a shorter lifespan and a lower quality of life than their parents. Museums can help fight these trends and build a better future for their communities."

 

-- Elizabeth Merritt, Founding Director
Association of Zoos and Aquariums logo Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
"Zoos and aquariums connect children and families to nature, combining effective science learning environments with great spaces and programs to inspire healthy choices and physical activity. With 212 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the United States, look for Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens activities near you."

 

-- Jim Maddy, President and CEO

Association of Science-Technology Centers logo

 

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) "Science centers and museums across the country—and across the world—are places where visitors of all ages learn about the human body and the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity in a variety of ways, from hands-on exhibits to interacting with real researchers in real laboratories. The Association of Science-Technology Centers is delighted to be a part of this important and timely new initiative."

 

-- Anthony (Bud) Rock, CEO